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People Time: The Complete Recordings
     

People Time: The Complete Recordings

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by Stan Getz, Kenny Barron
 

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In March 1991, Stan Getz and Kenny Barron played four nights of duets at Café: Montmartre in Copenhagen. The performances were miraculous. In the candid, poignant liner notes he wrote for the original release, Kenny recalled: "Stan played exceptionally well, giving every solo his all. But I noticed after each solo that he was literally out of breath." Each night

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In March 1991, Stan Getz and Kenny Barron played four nights of duets at Café: Montmartre in Copenhagen. The performances were miraculous. In the candid, poignant liner notes he wrote for the original release, Kenny recalled: "Stan played exceptionally well, giving every solo his all. But I noticed after each solo that he was literally out of breath." Each night, they played two sets. On the last night, they played one of the finest sets of the engagement -- a parting gift of luminous inspiration. Yet afterward, Stan was in too much pain to continue and the second set was canceled. They played one more concert in Paris, Stan's final performance, and returned home, where he resolved to treat his illness with more conventional and aggressive means. He told Kenny that he hoped to tour again in the summer. That was the last time they saw each other. When Kenny called in May, Stan said he was feeling much better and that they would begin their next tour of Europe with a July 4 concert in Paris. He also spoke of how pleased he was with the Montmartre tapes.

In April, Jean-Philippe had brought the tapes to Stan's home in Malibu, where they spent ten days listening to them and choosing together the selections that would be released on the two discs of People Time -- an instant classic, released in 1992. Jean-Philippe remembers that "Stan was very serious about this album. For him it was a way to show to the world how great Kenny was. He was very insecure about himself but he was happy with the result." Let that suffice as a cue to emphasize the obvious: Stan Getz is the emotional pivot of this music, but People Time and -- to a far greater extent -- The Complete People Time are true duet performances. Kenny Barron's work here signifies not only a highpoint in his career but an insuperable, probably unique achievement in the annals of jazz piano. Garry Gidins

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2010
Label:
Sunnyside
UPC:
0016728308427
catalogNumber:
283084
Rank:
40828

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Performance Credits

Stan Getz   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Barron   Piano

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Alan Broadbent   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Mal Waldron   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Jean-Philippe Allard   Producer
Kenny Barron   Original Liner Notes
Benny Carter   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Gary Giddins   Liner Notes
Benny Golson   Composer
Charlie Haden   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Ambroise Thomas   Composer
Johnnie Hjerting   Engineer
Patrice Beausejour   Art Direction,Cover Art
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Albert Beach   Composer
Jerry Seelen   Composer
Edward C. Redding   Composer
Eddie Del Barrio   Composer

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